If teens were fully think about the consequences of having a child, the responsible decision they should come to is that having a child is not a good idea.
It doesn't really matter how much they prepare, a teenager will never be fully prepared to have a child. A lot seem to think that having a 9-5 job is enough, but in reality there is a lot more to it.
In order to give a child the best possible future there is, you both need to secure a good future for yourselves first. You need to finish high school. And when you're done high school, you need to keep going. Go to college, finish college, and then get a good job. After you've been working a few years and have a stable home and income, then revisit the idea of having a child.
Please do not make the mistake of having a child early just because you *think* you can handle it. In the end, even if you think you can do it, it almost always ends up being unfair to the child because you will find out that it's a lot more difficult then you thought.
I am 22 married almost 1yr and still dont want kid....I have to many plans in my life at this point in time....I wanna study aborad in Korea and Taiwan, i wanna Become a Chef of Korean food i wanna open my owne east meets west cafe, I wanna also be an english teacher over seas too.
If you have any form of asperation to do something with and in your life DONT HAVE KIDS till your at least over 25-30.....
Why the hek do teens thinks it is ok to have kids and where the heck are your parents, they should be telling yu not do it. Unless they were teen parents too in that case (different time different era)
it's irresponsible unless you realize that a person who is 17 has no idea what they want at 20 and 20 doesn't honestly know what they want or anything they will at 24 and so on. i think it's foolish and a poor choice for any person under the age of 26 to think they have a clue what they want in life or who they honestly care for and more importantly who actually cares about them. at thirty years old you will still change in your thoughts and expectation of the world it's called evolving everyone does it it stops about the day you die.
Do these teens have the financial capability to support a baby? Do they have careers or plans of going to college? I think for one to be prepared to have a baby, they should be in some sort of committed relationship, (or be able to provide for the child on their own) have a stable job, and be able to provide their child with everything they will or might need. I don't think having a child as a teen can ever really be called responsible. If it's important to have a baby now, it will be in a couple of years as well.
I agree with you but then I ask when do we ever mature? Children are a blessing in life in general but I would think most anyone that is a teenager do not think about getting pregnant until its too late. Even most grown adults are not ready for a child - they dont come with instructions, so, to me its best to be more stable in your own life before you make such a drastic change in your life
It's still irresponsible whatever way you look at it. Teens are still children just a little more mature ( in some cases ). If you age ends in " teen " your not ready for a child. Even some people at the age of 20 arn't ready for children but atleast 20 + year olds don't look so bad going around with a child on the hip.
well answer this - when two teens or anyone for that matter are in the situation that you speak of - how many think about a child or for that matter how much money they need during that particular moment? lolol It would be great if everyone did - but I dont think they do.
Two teens can never be prepared to have a child.